What an amazing evening our younger swimmers had at the Diss Summer Splash meet on Saturday 10th June, where we welcomed the North Norfolk Vikings team. The gala had a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, with team-mates cheering on the swimmers in the water.
There were some fabulous swims throughout the evening with lots of new PBs but most importantly a significant improvement of skills from the Springboard meet in March. Every swimmer took away a participation medal and certificate where they could record their times from the event. A massive thanks to our amazing team captains Ella, Connie, Nathan, and Pascal and other senior DOSC swimmers who supported and cheered the swimmers on the whole evening. There were lots of high-5s and encouraging words and Pascal took charge of waving the DOSC flag proudly.
Our squad consisted of 25 swimmers from the age of 8-16, competing in 107 individual swims. Head Coach Laura and Coach Jamie were both delighted with the performance of the team and how well they behaved and supported each other.
Huge congratulations to everyone who competed, and massive thanks to all the volunteer helpers (adults and juniors), coaching staff and our ever-supportive band of race officials, which saw the gala run smoothly. As always, we are extremely grateful to those individuals. If you would like to know more about opportunities to help the club in various roles, please do make yourself known.
The development meet is designed to help younger, less experienced swimmers develop their racing skills and techniques it also gives them the chance to get races and times under their belts away from bigger open galas which in the future they will progress to. Races took place across all strokes over 25m and 50m together with a 100m Individual Medley race.
Diss Otters starts with our Foundation Squad, with younger new members joining the club once they have achieved stage 7 of the Swim England Learn to Swim Scheme. For more information on Diss Otters please visit our website www.dissotters.co.uk